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Durdle Door - East Beach

West Lulworth, Dorset

Famous for the Durdle Door Arch. this beach is a narrow strand of mixed shingle. gravel and sand. The eastern end (Durdle Door Cove) is protected by the arch, while the rest of the beach is partially sheltered by a submerged offshore reef.

Weather and Tides


22 August 2017

Partly Cloudy

Minimum Temperature16°C (61°F)
Wind DirectionEasterly
Wind Speed7mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunset20:16 BST


23 August 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature20°C (68°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionWesterly
Wind Speed11mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk4
Sunrise06:08 BST
Sunset20:14 BST


24 August 2017

Sunny Intervals

Maximum Temperature19°C (66°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionWest South Westerly
Wind Speed11mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise06:10 BST
Sunset20:12 BST


High tide: 08:20 BST
(07:20 22 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 12:43 BST
(11:43 22 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 20:28 BST
(19:28 22 August 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 01:10 BST
(00:10 23 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 09:09 BST
(08:09 23 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 13:22 BST
(12:22 23 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 21:14 BST
(20:14 23 August 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 01:48 BST
(00:48 24 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 09:51 BST
(08:51 24 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 14:00 BST
(13:00 24 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 21:54 BST
(20:54 24 August 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Lulworth Cove) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (